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FEMINISM AND MUSEUMS LIVE!

Jo Stanley

Feminism and Museums Live!

Museums need feminism, not just women, in their collections and engagement activities. Displaying  lots of Queen Victoria and Mrs T artefacts, then having Teresa May cut that pink ribbon while sporting her ‘This is what a feminist looks like’ T-shirt simply won’t change the world. Guerilla Girl artist-activists might.

WHN members considering what they might do with their research findings might be interested in this message from Dr Jenna C Ashton. She was speaking at the Feminism and Museums Live! event on Saturday 24 March at the People’s History Museum. It was part of …

Do We Need Feminism? I think I’m going to cry …

Reflections on the one-day workshop ‘Do We Need Feminism? Gender inequality, violence and sexism in the present day’

 

On a wet Monday morning on 1st June, around 60 women and men packed the Glasgow Women’s Library’s new premises for a fascinating series of talks and discussions exploring a wide range of feminist issues relating to both the past and the present day. As a venue, the Glasgow Women’s Library was perfect as it was born from the history and achievements of the Women’s Movement whilst looking forward with its new premises and exciting vision for the future. It was …

WALKING WITH WOMEN – Aberdeen’s Women’s Trail …

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In 2011,  GirlGuiding Scotland set up The Big Name Hunt.  This was a year long project for girls to find memorials to women in their area, research them, and post them onto a website.  At the end of the year, the website was taken over by Glasgow Women’s Library in conjunction with Women’s History Scotland, with the continued support of GirlGuiding Scotland.

The website – Mapping Memorials to Women ( http://womenofscotland.org.uk )  – has gone from strength to strength. Over five hundred memorials have been mapped to date, with new additions appearing regularly.

In February 2013, at the request …

Women’s History Month: 100 Years of International Women’s Day

 Glasgow Women’s Library holds archival material documenting the celebration of International Women’s Day. Here are just a couple of examples picked from our collections:

In 1975 International Women’s Day was given official recognition by the United Nations. This edition of the International Women’s Year Tribune marks the beginning of the UN Decade for Women which ran from 1976 to 1985. The Tribune newsletter included letters from some of the 6000 participants in the non-governmental IWY Tribune held in Mexico City concurrently with the intergovernmental UN World Conference of International Women’s Year. It was intended to provide a means of communication …